but consider this:
everyone thinks rosa has this really badass boyfriend who probably wears leather and rides motorcycles and could probably kill u with his pinky finger or something
but then one day this really cute girl comes into the precinct to talk to rosa. she’s wearing a cute dress with bright happy colors and she’s so timid and soft spoken and awkward and the complete opposite of rosa
and everyones surprised bc this person is talking to rosa and rosa is being nICE and FRIENDLY to this girl????????????/ she even SMILED for her???????????????????????????????????
then the girl leaves and everyone’s like “uh rosa who was that”
and she’s like “oh her? she’s my girlfriend.”
We need to destroy the notion that Remus only married Tonks to appease both her and the Order because that makes Remus out to be a doormat who can’t stand up for himself to his friends and colleagues.
Destroy the notion that Tonks manipulated Remus into a relationship because that argument relies on the tired misogynistic stereotype of women being manipulative shrews and goes completely against her characterization in the books.
Destroy the notion that Remus getting together with Tonks was due to her similarities to Sirius and not because he liked her as a person/romantic partner.
Destroy the notion that Remus would be willing to ask Tonks to turn herself into Sirius(or whoever the fuck else people ship Remus with) as if that wouldn’t have problematic implications of him using her abilities as a metamorphmagus for fantasy-fulfillment and him essentially using her and her feelings towards him as a means to an end. This makes Remus out to be an objectifying asshole who sees Tonks as an object to make his fantasies happen and not a person.
Destroy the notion that it wasn’t acceptable for Tonks to be depressed during HBP, because god-fucking-forbid that a strong woman show weakness over her loved one putting his life at risk, survivor’s guilt over her cousin dying, or a woman who’s trying to cope with the brutality of war as a newbie soldier on the front lines(not to mention the fact that mental illnesses, such as depression run in the Black family, which she’s part of). In Tonks’ case, she had to deal with all of the above.
Destroy it. Destroy it all
This week, India became the first Asian nation to reach Mars when its orbiter entered the planet’s orbit on Wednesday — and this is the picture that was seen around the world to mark this historic event. It shows a group of female scientists at the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) congratulating one another on the mission’s success.
The picture was widely shared on Twitter where Egyptian journalist and women’s rights activist Mona El-Tahawy tweeted: “Love this pic so much. When was the last time u saw women scientists celebrate space mission?”
In most mission room photos of historic space events or in films about space, women are rarely seen, making this photo both compelling and unique. Of course, ISRO, like many technical agencies, has far to go in terms of achieving gender balance in their workforce. As Rhitu Chatterjee of PRI’s The World observed in an op-ed, only 10 percent of ISRO’s engineers are female.
This fact, however, Chatterjee writes, is “why this new photograph of ISRO’s women scientists is invaluable. It shatters stereotypes about space research and Indian women. It forces society to acknowledge and appreciate the accomplishments of female scientists. And for little girls and young women seeing the picture, I hope it will broaden their horizons, giving them more options for what they can pursue and achieve.”
To read Chatterjee’s op-ed on The World, visit http://bit.ly/1u3fvGZ
Photo credit: Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images